Bessie had a medical check-up and received awful news.
Needing more information, Bessie organized a meeting with Dr Zoe and Fairy Hazel to see if Elven medicine could help her condition.
Bessie burst into tears and sobbed her heart out on Dr Zoe's shoulder.
"I have total Porcelainization," wailed Bessie.
Dr Zoe knew immediately that this was a fatal condition.
"Oh Bessie, I am so sorry," exclaimed Dr Zoe. "Let's talk with Fairy Hazel."
Fairy Hazel and Dr Zoe examined Bessie.
Her hands were cold and had lost all flexibility.
Dr Zoe checked Bessie's neck and shoulders. The Porcelainization was too far advanced for any kind of intervention.
Fairy Hazel explained how the disease was incurable even with Elven Medicine. The only treatment available was for Bessie to retire to a rocking chair and live peacefully on a porch for the rest of her life.
Porcelainization is an inevitable part of being a dollhouse doll. One fall could cost you your life, and as you know, Bessie has been prone to falling over. The rocking chair is the only safe solution to prevent breakage. Bessie blurted out that the inability to make tea and serve others was a fate worse than death.
Clearly this news was devastating. Both Dr Zoe and Fairy Hazel decided to tell her about one possible idea. It carried a great risk of failure, but Bessie said that she was willing to try anything. Fairy Hazel spoke about the controversial process of "Reshelling".
Bessie wanted to hear more about reshelling. It was explained that her personality and character would be transferred to a new body, but there were also some serious risks associated with this process. Bessie did not want to hear any, she had already made up her mind to do it, regardless of any risk.
Fairy Hazel and Dr Zoe said they would organize the details for the operation.
Bessie was informed that she would have to say goodbye to everyone she knew (just in case she never returns), and to sell everything she owned to pay for this process.